Samaritan (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 7, 2003 - Fiction - 400 pages
18 Reviews
Ray Mitchell, a former TV writer who has left Hollywood under a cloud, returns to urban Dempsy, New Jersey, hoping to make a difference in the lives of his struggling neighbors. Instead, his very public and emotionally suspect generosity gets him beaten nearly to death. Ray refuses to name his assailant, which makes him intensely interesting to Detective Nerese Ammons, a friend from childhood, who now sets out to unlock the secret of his reticence. Set against the intensely realized backdrop of urban America, the cat and mouse game that unfolds is both morally complex and utterly gripping.


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It's easy to forget what a good writer Price is. - Goodreads
The scenes were well set with high resolution imagery. - Goodreads
He is easy to read, and I have always enjoyed his work. - Goodreads
The story telling within the book is a treat. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Richard Vialet - Goodreads

A high 3.5 stars. Richard Price is a great wordsmith with great pacing in his writing. In Samaritan, he tells a solid story of deep moral and emotional complexity with compelling characters. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brendan Detzner - Goodreads

Crime fiction would owe Richard Price a huge debt if he'd just written "Clockers" and then stopped. Like that book, this one is full of some of the best dialogue ever written, pitch-perfect ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Richard Price is the author of six previous novels, including the national bestsellers Freedomland and Clockers, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1999 he received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His fiction, articles and essays have appeared in Best American Essays 2002, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Esquire, The Village Voice, and Rolling Stone. He has also written numerous screenplays, including Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Color of Money. He lives in New York City with his wife, the painter Judith Hudson, and his two daughters.


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